Session 1 – 29 januari

Den första halvdagens program för symposiet Global Outlook – Future Competition for Land and Water handlar om de sista 40 årens jordbrukspolitik


Programme Tuesday 29 January 09.30–12.30
Introduction by Kerstin Niblaeus, President, KSLA (Video)

Moderator: Prof. Mats Morell, Department fo Economic History, Stockholm University, Sweden (Video)


Alan Swinbank is Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Reading. His research has focussed on the farm, food and bioenergy policies of the EU and their interaction with the WTO. He has lectured, advised, and published extensively on these topics. His latest books are Ideas, Institutions, and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization (with Carsten Daugbjerg, Oxford University Press 2009) and An Inside View of the CAP Reform Process: Explaining the MacSharry, Agenda 2000, and Fischler Reforms (with Arlindo Cunha, Oxford University Press 2011).
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Bill Winders is a sociologist whose research focuses on topics including the politics of national policies (especially agricultural policy), the world economy, and social movement dynamics.  His book, The Politics of Food Supply: US Agricultural Policy in the World Economy, won the 2011 Book Award from the Political Economy of the World-System, given each year to recognize outstanding scholarship in global or comparative-international sociology. His current research examines food crises in the world economy, such as the 2008 food crisis that saw food prices and world hunger rise dramatically.
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Philipp Aerni graduated in Geography and Economics at The University of Zurich and received his PhD from the Institute of Agricultural Economics at ETH Zurich. Subsequently he continued his postdoctoral research at Harvard University and the Institute for Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich. His main research interest is innovation for development. In this context he co-founded the organization African Technology Development Forum (ATDF) in Geneva ( He is currently employed at the Institute for Environmental Decisions at ETH Zurich and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, where he coordinates a project called ‘Remuneration of Positive Externalities (RPE)/Payments for Environmental Services (PES) in the Agricultural and Food Sectors’.
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Mats Morell, moderator, has published extensively on early modern and recent Swedish agricultural history and is the author of part 4 of The Swedish agrarian history (1870–1945). Together with Janken Myrdal he edited The agrarian history of Sweden from 4000 BC to AD 2000 (2011). He is also co-editor and co-author of the Corn volume Rural Economy and Society in North-Western Europe, 500–2000: Social relations, Property and power (2010).